Camping at fairgroundsby Tom Jones
County and state fairgrounds are a great alternative to campgrounds in many towns across the country. Most have hookups, either full or electricity and water.
Fairgrounds are listed in campground directories such as Trailer Life and Woodalls. You can also Google separately for 'county fairgrounds' and 'state fairgrounds'.
Be sure to call ahead in case the fairgrounds you intend to visit has a large event going on, in which case they may have limited or no space available.
The fairgrounds we've visited, in addition to the ones we've stayed at, have had easy access.